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Healing From Rape — The Role of a SANE Nurse

by Michell Spoden Rape is not only a physical/sexual assault but it inflicts deep psychological wounds on the victims who often find themselves facing severe and long-lasting psychological impact following the assault. Most rape victims have special therapeutic and adjustment needs. Hence the need for specially trained caregivers. Today, this need is being fulfilled at…

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Beyond Just a Headache

by Ron McDiarmid Many people suffer from the debilitating effects of migraines. There’s nothing like the pounding intensity of it. Everything gets louder, brighter, and sharper. The world distills to a single point of painful focus, usually on one side of the head. A migraine is a pain in the head, but it is not…

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10 Latest Updates about Ebola

by John Gary The deadly virus Ebola has affected so many countries. It was first discovered in 1976. However, it has recently been witnessed in many parts of Africa with so many deaths and such cases. Countries like Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have vastly suffered due to the disease, especially since they do not…

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What Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Is and Is Not

by Dr. Jesse Viner of Yellowbrick Many people will blame bad moods and depression this time of year on the lack of sunlight throughout the day.  The medical term for this is called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD for short.  Most people don’t quite understand exactly what Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD entails.   Seasonal Affective…

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Neuralgia: Nerves on Fire

by Sara Stringer Neuralgia is a severe, stabbing and burning pain that occurs along the length of a peripheral nerve. At initial onset, the nerve pain could last for days, and then disappear for weeks or months only to return again at regular intervals. As the condition progresses, the intervals become shorter and the pain more…

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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

by Tate Handy It’s become normal to experience some hearing loss and memory loss as you age; however, research in recent years has shown that hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease share many common symptoms and may actually predict each other. In those over 60, hearing loss accounts for over one-third of the risk of developing…

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Mesothelioma: Stories of Hope and Survival

by Sara Stringer Mesothelioma. Cancer. Horrible words that strike fear into those of us who just hear them on TV, or in conversation. Imagine the horror of hearing them from your doctor. Then the words treatment, radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and life expectancy. That is if you could even hear over the crushing weight of just the…